Marching band, Cheer, Choir, Color Guard and dance team perform at Homecoming game

Blue Thunder Marching Band, Cheer, Choir, Color Guard and dance team performed at the Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 6.

In order to prepare for the Homecoming game, Cheer practiced by conditioning, stunting and rehearsing cheers.

“It’s important for us to practice so when we go out there in front of everyone we look good,” varsity cheerleader sophomore Ysa Okerlund said. “Out there in front of all the parents, students and visitors, we take a big part in representing the school and we want to look as best as possible.”

Color Guard and marching band performed their field show “Shadows and Light” at the end of the Homecoming game after cleaning, drilling and practicing four hours every Tuesday.

“I think [my favorite part] would have been cleaning rifle partnerwork [and] practicing before the game because you get that pre-show hype and performing,” Color Guard junior Paulina Utomo said. “Cleaning our rifle partnerwork was fun because our coach choreographer, Nicole, is awesome with choreographing, so she just makes it fun.”

Dance performed a Hawaiian-themed routine at halftime, which paralleled the Island Nights theme of the Homecoming Dance.  

“My favorite part about performing was when my team was standing right in front of us, cheering us on with the posters they made [for] us,” dance team lieutenant senior Emily Lin said. “We also received flower crowns, which made me emotional.”

By Flora Lei, Staff writer
Photo by Justin Jiang

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